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and everybody started screaming. [siren] >> shepard: and then police say the suspect took the child to an underground bunker. tonight, standoff with the swat team. plus a surfer takes on a 100-foot monster wave. >> it was powerful alive amazing. >> shepard: you will hear from the dare devil who slides down walls of water and survives. and the lottery winner who hit the jackpot but refused to collect. >> this is unusual circumstance. >> shepard: no kidding. tonight, why did somebody walk away from millions? but first from fox this wednesday night. a tense very tense situation in small community of alabama. where police say a suspected killer is still holding a 6-year-old boy in an underground bunker. we have been monitoring this
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standoff since yesterday when witnesses say the man stormed a school bus and demanded the driver give him one or two kids i. >> would were dropping some kids off a man who lives next door to them asked to get off the bus. asked the bus driver if he wanted something and gave him a note. i don't know what happened after that he said he needed a kid something about the law coming after him. and then he shot the bus driver. >> shepard: shot and killed the bus driver. and we learned today the suspect knew theictim the little boy. in fact one day before this all began the driver dropped off some food tort suspect as a thank you for some repair work he had done. folks who live in the area say the suspect was due to appear in court today to answer accusations he fired shots at a couple of his neighbors. they also say the guy is quite paranoid. always log for a fight that he once beat a dog to death with a piece of a pipe. another neighbor says the suspect patrols his yard at
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night with a flashlight and shotgun. a local lawmaker says the 6-year-old hostage has been able to receive medication, apparently through some tubing that stretches up to the surface and that lawmaker says the suspect is also letting the boy watch tv still very frightening and unpredictable situation with an accused killer holding a child captive down in a bunker. our elizabeth prann is on fox top story. she is live midland city, alabama tonight. they are in contact with this kidnapper, right? yeah in fact we just heard from the sheriff's office an hour ago. they are in constant communication with the perpetrator. listen. >> the negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect. at this time we have no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> now, that being reiterated today by state representative steve class who has met with the boy's family. he tells reporters he is getting proper medication, food, and even tv access.
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we do know we are expecting a press conference at 10:00 p.m. local. although authorities had given us no time line when this could be resolved. they are telling us they are going to keep this updated. >> shepard: i know they moved the reporters and tv back what's the scene like there, do you know? >> tensions are still very very high there. the bunker is only a few blocks away. right across the street. we have seen a steady stream of atf officials. we have seen bomb squad members with shields neighbors who can't return to their homes tell us the scene yesterday was even more volatile. listen. [announcement] shep, all it be very grainy that cell phone video from a neighbor saying that was police trying to apprehend the perpetrator before he got in the bunker. very tense. people don't know when they can get back in their homes.
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elizabeth, thank you. cops in arizona are hunting for a shooter who killed one person in an office building and wounded at least two others. [siren] >> shepard: this happened this morning in phoenix where police explained how it all went down. >> the suspect came to this location. we believe he was a male suspect. we believe he was alone he went into an office building with the intent to contact some individuals. some type of an altercation ensued in which he shot several people. >> shepard: witnesses say when they heard the gunshots, they locked themselves inside the offices and waited a half an hour until first responders were able to get them to safety. trace gallagher has been tracking developments on this all day from our west coast news hub. do we know yet what sparked this shooting, trace? >> it's looking more and more shep like a legal dispute involving the alleged shooter and two of the victims. one of the victims is identified as a man who is a phoenix lawyer named mark hummel. he apparently was representing
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the company being by the alleged shooter. the ceo of the company being sued steve singer is the one who was shot and killed. that right there is 70-year-old arthur are aman and police say he is the alleged shooter. they say it was during a mediation hearing today about that lawsuit that harman opened fire. >> job application. a guy come around the corner shooting his gun. i was trying to get out of way. >> describe what he looked like. who was he shooting at? >> i don't know about. two or three guys he was running after. >> now some eight hours later, shep. they say harman should be considered armed and dangerous. all along they said this appeared to be a targeted shooting, shep. >> shepard: it was looking earlier in the day, trace, like police have a lot of leads here. they certainly know who the alleged shooter is they know exactly what he was driving at least when he got away. they know where he lives. in fact, they are out their
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house right now. police is he suspect's house. they were there all afternoon waiting to get a warrant. at first they thought the shooter might have been inside. they stormed the house. he was not in there. they have spoken to the alleged shooter's wife who has said to be helping this investigation along she is cooperating. now we're being told when they went into the mediation hearing, shep, he apparently brought in two guns with him and opened fire two guns all barrels. 10 bullets. shep? >> shepard: trace gallagher on the shooting that happened today in phoenix, arizona. it happened just after the arizona congresswoman gabriel giffords gave a dramatic speech on capitol hill about gun control. in fact her husband mark kelly broke the news of today's gunfire in phoenix to everybody at that hearing. the national rifle association's executive vice president wane lap peer also testified there. we will hear from both sides coming up inside fox report. first though a u.s. senator denies any role in a case involving hookers, a private plane, and a wealthy eye
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doctor. fbi agents raided that doctor's clinic last night in south florida. sea long-time friend and donor to the democratic senator bob menendez of new jersey. he is the chairman of a powerful foreign relations committee. it's still not clear whether the raid involved the senator but it would not be the first time the two men have been linked. back in november, the conservative web site the daily caller interviewed prostitutes who said the senator paid them for sex in the dominican republic. the article claimed the senator flew to that country on the doctor's private jet. late today the senator's office acknowledged that he has traveled on that jet, but says that he paid for the trips properly. his office released a statement that reads: any allegation of engaging with prostitutes are manufactured by a politically motivated right-wing blog mr.. and are false. tonight, a senior source with knowledge of the new jersey politics has created a stir at the capitol as you might
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imagine. that source who denies any direct knowledge of the claim says this is nuclear if true. senator menendez is staying out of site. source telling fox news who wouldn't be running scared even if this wasn't true. he has a big donor being investigated by the feds tornadoes slamming half a dozen states. >> there was nothing found. i was running out of my room. i stopped in the kitchen window and i seen it setting down. >> now word that more twisters could be on the way. plus, the surfer who may have just broken a record by riding the face of a 10 story wave. you will hear what he says was the most dangerous part. that's all ahead on a very busy news day from the journalists of fox news on this wednesday fox report. your, plus that cough.
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a deadly ban of winter storms sweeping through the south and mid-atlantic in the east. two people reported dead. national tornado service reporting tornadoes have touched down in six states. here is a map of where the storms are right now. there are reports of twisters there could be more to come they tell us. georgia, north and west of atlanta. that tornado overturned cars and tractor trailers. flattened houses and trees. no warning sirens or nothing. as we were running in, he jumps in and my son dives on me. and i get pulled out the side of the house. and i was hanging out and his legs from trapped. and he had ahold of me. if it wasn't for that i wouldn't be here but my son held on to me. >> shepard: if you know that area where the twister meets u.s. high 40. a large factory there
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demolished. rick reichmuth with more on the weather and where it is going. jonathan serrie live in aday or soville, -- adairsville. >> 60 miles to the northwest of atlanta. a major problem that they are dealing with is restoring electricity. it is still out, including in this area where i am. the only lights are those brought by all of the various tv crews and because of all the debris, it's taken a while for authorities to clear the roads so utility trucks can get into these areas. for several hours today, i-75, a major thoroughfare between atlanta and chattanooga was closed in both directions because of an overturned tractor-trailer scattering debris across that highway thats would cleared mid afternoon and traffic is back
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open on i-75. shep? >> shepard: tornado sirens woke you up, i understand this morning? >> they did, indeed. that was in nashville. last night it was right balmy. some penal we saw weary shorts. in the wee hours of the morning the tornado sirens went off. hotel security starts shouting down the halls telling people to get down to the lower level multiple twisters reported across the volunteer state this morning. while think range from relatively woke to moderate. toppled a tree on to a shed, killing the man inside, and then several hours later that same squall line moved through adairsville, georgia killing one person living inside a mobile home, shep? >> shepard: jonathan serrie on scene, thanks. let's get to the weather center with rick reichmuth where this thing is going and where it has been. >> very strong storm for january, especially.
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if this was april this is more typical of that for january, incredibly strong. still looking at where you see yellow threat of severe weather, all the way up towards jersey and in towards pennsylvania. almost unheard of this time a year. now we have a new tornado watch box in effect. one of them still in effect here across parts of georgia. new one issued here across parts of virginia. including washington, d.c. until 2:00 in the morning. we will go into the overnight. a number of these storms here have severe thunderstorm warnings in effect. so very strong winds. probably 60 to 80 mile-per-hour winds. which can cause a lot of damage. run one also south of washington, d.c. about the next six hours in the south. you can see this will prove pretty quickly here. by the time we get to around 12:00 tonight, we will be mostly clear across much of georgia. still some storms across parts of north carolina. we will repeat this up across the northeast, because it's
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going to be a little bit longer before we are done with this storm. move this through, it's during the overnight hours, we are going to see very strong storms cut through the big cities of the northeast. by noon today it's gone but it's very windy. we will see a lot of lake-effect snow pile up around the great lakes. behind it, shepard, the cold is back, we were 63 in chicago. tomorrow, there you go, return to winter. 15 degrees, shep. >> shepard: israeli war planes bombed in syria. may have been targeting another group based in another country. the latest on that. the search is on for a winner of a 14-million-dollar lottery jackpot. a person who walked away rather than say how he got the ticket. left $14 million on the table. the carful? how the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy,
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israeli plane bombed convoy inside syria. it marks the most aggressive foreign military strike on that nation since the syrian president bashar assad started killing his own people. those officials would not confirm a syrian government claim that the attacked military city near the capital city of damascus. according to the associated press they took out a convoy that they believe was attempting to deliver weapons including antiaircraft missiles hezbollah ball la in lebanon. militant organization and political party that has vowed israel's destruction and has strong ties to syria and iran. this comes less than a week after an aid to iran's supreme leader claimed that an attack on syria is an attack on iran itself. with that as our beginning "the fox report" correspondent jonathan hunt is here.
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the israelis had promised to act if syria moved weapons or used weapons and it looks like they have acted. >> yeah, the israeli government is becoming increasingly worried about the flow of weapons. or the potential flow from the chaos of syria over to israel's northern border. so much so that they recently moved some of their batteries of the iron dome intercepter missile system to the north of the country now it appears that they decided that defense is not enough. they have gone on the attack. hitting this done i have which we believe to have been between u.s. officials somewhere between 3 and 6 trucks about to cross the border from syria into lebanon. apparently carrying surface-to-air missiles. we do not have confirmation on what would be a second strike because the syrian state tv reported on this military facility in the damascus suburbs, just a few miles from the presidential palace. what would are dealing with
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here is the government israelis that rarely admits these kind of strikes and the government in the syrians that frequently lies about everything. confused picture tonight, shep. sounds like hezbollah. >> the israeli government does not believe that president ba harr assad is about to launch any kind of strike against israel. they are very fearful that hezbollah, the group that is centered in southern lebanon is close to assad might launch such strikes. that is why they have drawn a red line. it appears tonight that they believe that the syrians and hezbollah has crossed that red line and that is why they acted, shep. >> shepard: jonathan hunt, thank you. now to unsolved lotto case here at home. investigators in the stay of iowa are trying to find the real winner of 14. '-million-dollar lottery jackpot after one guy withdrew
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his claim we discovered the story. an attorney in new york fedexed this ticket on behalf of a trust. lottery officials says he misspelled the name of the trust so they held on to the money. they say that he won't explain how he got the winning lotto ticket in the first place. now investigators are demanding phone and email records. state officials say it appears to the first time that anybody has submitted a winning ticket and then walked away from the prize. pro-sumpers have always tried to catch that allusive hundred foot wave. one guy may have just bagged the beast. here is the photo of that surfer off the coast of portugal. the wave an estimated 100 feet tall. roughly the height of a 10 story building he is 45-year-old gator mcnamara. told he called the ride amazing. normally his wife didn't care much and he looked out on the giant waives. this time she was nervous and
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wanted to look away. >> it's so much power and right in front of the rocks. so it was so dangerous if i had gotten swept into the rocks we wouldn't be talking right now. i'm lucky to be alive. it was like riding a mountain of ice and big moguls everywhere. you are working on getting through it. >> he got through it guinness researchers verify that 100-foot mark. garrett would break his own previous record 78-foot wave that he caught back in 2011 president obama's nominee for defense secretary is getting ready for tough confirmation hearing tomorrow they tell us. now chuck hagel has responded to some of his critics who say he hasn't been tough enough on iran. the supposed compromise of the manti te'o fake girlfriend hoax say he was in love with
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the notre dame linebacker. deeply romantically in love, he says. we will hear from the hoaxer and the guy who says he is selling fresh air in a can to people who need fresh air to deal with china's smog problem. that's coming up as we top of the hour and the bottom of the news as fox reports live tonight. [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be cool if we took the already great sentra apart and completely reimagined it with best-in-class combined mpg and more interior room than corolla and civic and a technology suite with bluetooth, navigation,
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>> shepard: man to is say tricked manti te'o believing he had a fake girlfriend who
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died felt like he was in a romantic relationship with manti te'o. that's aaccording to the syndicated tv show host dr. phil. the guy reportedly discussed his confused sexual identity with dr. phil and said he eventually just wanted to live his own life. >> i wanted to end it because after everything i had gone through, i finally realized that i just had to move on with my life and had to get my, real me -- i had to start living and let this go. >> shepard: dr. phil says he does not believe hadn'ty te'o was involved in creating the hoax at all. he told katie couric he wasn't acting when he thought the girl was quite real but he said he briefly went along with the lie the reported hoaxer he was the voice of the fake girlfriend. a new solution to china's serious smog problem air in a can. a chinese multimillionaire
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raising money selling it. he collects the air from the most pristine regions of china. the stunt is to bring attention to china's bad air quality. the smog has been especially bad there in recent days. making it impossible to even see the government in beijing has temporarily closed more than 100 factories in an effort to cut down on the smog. i'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news. dramatic showdown on capitol hill over gun control. former arizona congresswoman gabriel giffords and her husband, the astronaut mark kelly facing off against the leader of the national rifle association. first congressional hearing on gun violence since sandy hook elementary. a gunman shot gabriel giffords in the head. he killed six people including 9-year-old girl and wounded a
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dozen others. kelly says giffords is still recovering, still struggling to walk and talk. in fact, she was not on the witness list for today's hearing. but the senators agreed to let her make a statement. >> speaking is difficult. but i need to say something important. violence is is a big problem too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something it will be hard; but the time is now. you must act, be bold, be courageous, americans are counting on you.
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thank you. >> shepard: mark kelly says he and his wife are gun owners who have no plans to give up their weapons. even thought about joining the nra. after newtown they started a political action committee to fight for tougher gun restrictions. they are calling for universal background checks covering gun shows and private dealers and a ban on magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammunition which kelly says might have saved the youngest victim of the shooting that almost killed his wife. the first bullet went into gabby's head. bullet number 13 went into a-year-old girl named christina taylor green when he tried to reload one 33 round magazine with another 33 round magazine and he dropped it it and a woman named patricia mayse grabbed it and it gave bystander time to tackle him. i contend if that same thing happened when he was trying to reload one ten round magazine with another 10 round magazine, meaning did he not
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have access to a high capacity magazine and the same thing happened, christina taylor green would be alive today. i certainly am willing to give up my right to own a high capacity magazine to bring that young woman back that young girl. will not keep criminals from getting guns. he is calling for better enforcement of the laws on the booings. keep weapons out of the hands of mentally ill. >> law abiding gun owner will not accept blame for the acts of deranged criminals. nor do we believe the government should dictate what we should lawfully own and use to protect our families. >> what responsible gun owner objects to improving the background check system? when i buy firearms in vermont i go through the background check. i would expect everybody else to.
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>> i do not believe the way the law is working now, unfortunately, that it does any good to extend the law to private sales between hobbyists and collectors. >> you do not support mandatory background checks at all instances at gun shows? >> we do not because the fact is the law right now is is a failure the way it's working? senator, there needs to be change in the culture of prosecution at the entire federal level. it it's a national disgrace. the fact is we could dramatically cut crime with guns and save lives all over this country if we would start enforcing the 9,000 federal laws we have on the books. i'm talking about drug dealers with guns, gangs with guns and felons with guns they are simply not being enforced. the numbers are shocking. >> shepard: recent fox news poll found 56% of registered voters say they do support banning high capacity magazines. 54% say they back an assault weapons bannen? sores of the new ban are not sure they can
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get it through congress. mike emanuel is live on capitol hill for us. what's the fought thought for assault weapons ban. they get any help today? >> well, shep, perhaps from a law enforcement official. california senator dianne feinstein asked a police chief from maryland for his take on her legislation you have looked at this bill. do you believe it will be effective? all the issues in the president's plan as well as controversial universal background check procedure banning high capacity magazines and bargaining assault weapons. frankly, collectively, all these together will create a system. >> today president obama met privately in the oval office with gabriel giffords, the former congresswoman and her husband mark kelly after they spoke at today's hearing. the white house says president obama will travel to minneapolis on monday to sell
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his ideas on gun violence. >> shepard: sellers heard interesting argue. on the other side of the assault weapons ban today. >> that's right. undersized woman can feel some protection from a scary looking gun when facing a hardened criminal. and trying to protect her family. >> an assault weapon in the hands of a young woman defending her babies in her home becomes a defense weapon the peace of mind that a woman has as she is facing three, four, five, violent attackers, inthriewrdz in her home with children screaming in the background. >> there is a real question on capitol hill how far senate majority leader harry reid is willing to push with 18 democratic incumbents up for re-election in 2014. and two open to defend. among the seats where gun control may not be popular, alaska, arkansas, and louisiana. shep? >> shepard: mike emanuel on capitol hill tonight. mike, thank you. gunshots echoed in the hallways of a high school today. but it was part of a disaster
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drill school staffers fired blanks from starter pistols during a drill at a school outside of chicago. districtive representatives wanted students to get familiar with the sound of gunfire to prepare them in case of an actual shooting. parents and students had mixed feelings about this thing. >> i don't think it's necessary. i mean, i think they can hold the drill without doing that. >> i think it's good for all of us to know like what it sounds like. so if it actually happens, then like we're in a situation, we know what to do and like how to react. >> shepard: local police helped coordinate the drill that happened today. a surprising one today from the feds. a report that says our economy shrank at the end of last year. reaction from the white house and why experts do not expect this to last. police knocking over protesters were powerful water canons. we will explain what's going on there coming up.
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>> shepard: the nominee for defense secretary chuck hagel says there is still time for diplomacy with iran but the window is closing. gave that response in 112 page questionnaire he submit to the senate armed services committee. first chance to express his view since president obama nominated him to take over for panetta. senator hagel faced criticism he is not tough enough on iran. senators will get to ask him about that during his nomination hearing which happens tomorrow. the experts say they did not see this coming. the economy in the united states shrink at the end of last year according to the commerce department. first slow down since the recession ended more than three years ago. economists say they don't think this means we are headed for another recession. wendell goler is live at the white house. it was a small drop today, but it did raise a lot of eyebrows, initially. >> well, you are right, shepard. the strongest quarter of the year was followed by a negative one. the slide blamed on dwindling exports, slow growth in company stocks and biggest
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decline in defense spending in 40 years. the economy went from 3.1% growth from july through september to a minus tenth of a percent last three months of the year. the white house both down played the decline and put part of the blame on republicans. >> home prices are starting to climb back. consumer confidence overall has been rising and consumer spending has been rising. there is more work to do and our economy is facing a major head wind which goes to your point. that's republicans in congress. >> south dakota republican john thune disagreed tweeting, quote: white house press secretary blames g.o.p. for economy while pushing higher taxes. what planet do these guys live on, shepard? >> shepard: economists seem to have a number of reasons if not an explanation for this. >> they also don't seem to be worried. in part, because most private spending categories like housing actually did better in the fourth quarter than they did in the third. nigel got of global insight says you get a better picture of the economy looking at the period from july through december.
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>> third quarter 3.1% that overstated the strength of the recovery. fourth quarter minus .1 that understates. average the two. we are around 1.5%. so i think that's the underlying pace we were showing in the second half of the year it's a recovery but it's soft. gault expects positive growth this year and not a recession. shepard? >> shepard: wendell goler at the white house tonight. thanks. the search is on for two missing workers after a landslide at a quarry. that tops our news around the world in 80 seconds. >> canada. rocks and mud gave way sweeping two construction trucks and pay loader into a deep gravel pit north of montreal. the landslide completely buried one vehicle. rescue teams with sniffer dogs dug through the debris. crews air lifted the pay loader's driver to safety with just minor injuries. belgium, thousands of steel workers battled cops outside of government offices south
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and east of the capital city of brussels. the rallies come after a leading steel company last week announced it would close several plants due to slowing demand. protesters threw rocks at riot police who fought back with high powered water canons. indonesia. tourists are helping protect endangered sea turtles at a sanctuary on a resort island. temperatures meat and eggs are delicacy there. conservation program program adopt and release a turtle into the sea. it has returned some 15,000 turtles into the wild. mexico. an indigenous group in the east trying to keep its heritage alive at a special cultural school. in the flying men's ceremony. tribe members swing upside down from ropes attached to a tall pole. the tradition reportedly began as an ancient rain dance. that's a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds.
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>> shepard: police near tacoma washington releasing dash cam video of a car going the wrong way down a busy highway as a bmw swedes to the patrol car. the driver was 81. recently lost his license due to medical reasons. turns out he has alzheimer's. he reportedly told police he was trying to get to the bank. but they say he had also been drinking the officer turned around the car around and cut him off. he now faces charges of drunken driving. you would expect britain's prince charles to travel motorcade perhaps on as who. not today. today the subway. you can see him here with his wife camilla tucker bowls scanning a card before getting on the tube. celebrating the underground. the oldest subway system in the world. prince charles had not taken the subway in more than 245 years he said. today the royals got off the
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>> shepard: a man's head and body were on fire as he ran out of a hotel today where an apparent drug lab exspeed employed. it happened in san diego so says the union tribune quoting a hotel guest. the blast happened this
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morning inside a second floor room at a hotel near sea world there. police say it blew out windows and walls as the fire spread to the third floor and the roof. dozens of people evacuated. crews reportedly contained the flames in just a few minutes. a fire rescue spokesperson says a man and woman came out of that room that exploded and told authorities they had been using meth. they found several boxes of butane canisters in that room. all tolled, three people hurt, one serious tonight. authorities are investigating. a possible last stand, that's how analysts are describing the release of blackberry's newest phone. of course, just a few years ago, folks were addicted to those devices called them crack berries, the blackberry's maker has since lost millions of corporate contracts and customers to apple and other manufacturers and now this company's ceo says is he very excited about the new products. in fact, the company has even changed the name of the company from research in motion or rim to blackberry. the fox business network joshi
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was at the big event. blackberries are known for their keyboards. >> um-huh. >> that thing looks like iphone. >> this one of the devices that the company unveiled today. this is the new z 10. it does have a deboard but it's a virtual keyboard. can i tell you it works better than iphone. i have iphone as well. easier to type. all about the swipe here. what the company is basically doing if you can't beat them, join them. this company had basically a 70% market share of the corporate market. and then companies like apple and samsung came in with fancy touch screen devices and took over the market. research in motion or blackberry as you mentioned has 4%. they had to get back in the game. touch screen is the way to go at least initially bill. >> shepard: you can have your personal stuff on one side of this and the work stuff on the other side. >> trying to collect everything. people have personal phone and then a work phone. this exactly this what my life
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is like too. they can't see each other. you can have g mail and personal account or work account on the same phone and nobody can cross over to the other side. it is meant to make your life easier. and that was what the intention of blackberry to begin with was all about. remember it came out with the blue berry. it was only email and then blackberry. this company started this category. created this category. then lost its way. it's trying to find its way back again. >> shepard: we will see. do it twice, that would be fascinating. thanks shibani. thousands of dollars hidden inside art gallery. he stashed a personal check 12,000 todd's drum up interest in the place. the guy says he didn't tell gallery officials he was planning the stunt at all. they say they haven't been able to find it apparently not on or behind any artwork. he says it's most of his life savings he says he will be broke in anybody finds and
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me no steal the golden cooky, but me willing to help find the real cookie thief. if the basically does not follow instructions the giant cookie will end up in the trash with oscar the grouch. updating some of fox top stories tonight. a man is still holding hostage a 6-year-old boy in an underground bunker in alabama. now 24 hours after the news broke this evening. a man shot and killed a bus driver before snatching that boy. a state legislature says police have been getting medicine to the boy through a pipe that leads into the bunker. cops in phoenix are still searching for the gunman who shot three people in an office building and killed one of them. they say the guy is armed and dangerous. swat teams searched the suspect's home but say they found no sign of him. reports of people trapped in buildings after a deadly storm system sparked this twister north and west of atlanta. the line of strong storms still stretches all along the east coast from florida to
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